In Thailand, all Thai spouses of US citizens can apply for a CR1 visa, since this visa is intentionally made for the migrating foreign spouses of US citizens to the US. However, even if this is what it really meant for, a Thai spouse applicant, as well as the US citizen spouse, must undergo such background checks and must complete the necessary papers and requirements so that they can obtain for a CR1 visa in Thailand.
We have here a short briefing about the CR1 visa application that will help you and your Thai spouse prepare before you start the application for the visa.
What is a CR1 visa?
A CR1 visa was made and issued for the foreign spouses of the US citizens for their created plan to migrate and reside together in the US for the rest of their lives. It is a “conditional residence” which means that the couple must file to remove the conditional within 90 days before the 2nd anniversary of the acquirement of the conditional resident status. This can be obtained if the American spouse and the alien spouse will work together according to their part in the application.
Furthermore, a CR1 visa holder can take their qualified 21 years old unmarried children with the derivative visa of the CR1 visa.
Who are allowed to apply for a CR1 visa?
- First of all, since you are a US citizen, you will start the application by filing a petition for an I-130 spousal visa petition for your Thai spouse.
- A pending immigration petition with the name of your Thai spouse as a beneficiary at the USCIS.
- The marriage that occurred between you and your Thai spouse must be valid. This means that all previous marriages of either side of the couples must be lawfully dismissed.
Can a CR1 visa holder apply for a work permit in the US?
Definitely yes. Once the CR1 visa holder arrived in the US, he or she would be able to find employment right away. The stamped passport serves as a momentary “green card” while waiting for the permanent one to be given about 2 to 3 months.
Does a CR1 visa holder is allowed to travel outside the US?
Certainly yes. A CR1 visa holder does not need to apply for advance parole if he or she wants to travel abroad are authorized without limitation.
Why choose us for your CR-1 Visa application?
We are a registered law firm with multiple offices in Thailand. Our firm has attorney and consultants who are immigration specialists.
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